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Definition of the noun varicosity

What does varicosity mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: varicosities

  1. varix or varicose condition in which a vein is swollen and tortuous
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic word: varix = abnormally enlarged or twisted blood vessel or lymphatic vessel
    • more specific term: varicose vein = a vein that is permanently dilated

Alternative definition of the noun varicosity


  1. an enlarged vessel, particularly a blood vessel
  2. varicose vein


varicosity is a gene ontology group, gene group.

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Google previewPan Vascular Medicine (2002)

Integrated Clinical Management by Peter Lanzer, Eric J. Topol

The common starting point for any varicosity is a pressure and volume overload on one segment of an epifascial vein located distal to an incompetent valve at a point where the epifascial venous system drains into the deep system. Thus, if the ...

Google previewOptic Nerve in Glaucoma (1995)

by Stephen M. Drance, Douglas R. Anderson

A noradrenergic varicosity is the site of release of the neurotransmitter nore- pinephrine. Two cotransmitters are ATP and neuropeptide Y, but they are not the only ones. In many varicosities that release norepinephrine as a transmitter, one ...

Google previewThe international encyclopedia of surgery (1888)

a systematic treatise on the theory and practice of surgery by John Ashhurst

A, the brachial artery; V, the median basilic vein with an aneurismal varicosity ; N, the aneurismal tumor, which is connected with the artery beneath it by a minute aperture, and with the aneurismal varicosity above it by another Bmall opening.

Google previewAn Illustrated Dictionary of Medicine, Biology and Allied Sciences (1894)

by George Milbry Gould

A varicosity of the eyelid. Varicocele (1/ar'-ik-0-xi'! ) [zuzr-ix ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Molecular Mechanisms of Disease (2009)

With 213 Tables by Florian Lang

:600–611 Varicosis ▷Varicose Veins 2172 Varicosity Varicosity ▷Varicose Veins Variegate Porphyria ▷Porphyria, Variegate Vascular .

Google previewEncyclopaedia medica (1902)

by Chalmers Watson

Distinct varicosity of the veins around the cardiac orifice may occur at the junction of the coronary and oesophageal vessels — gastric haemorrhoids ; the non- persistence, however, of such vascular dilatations after death is not to be taken as ...

Google previewA dictionary of medical science ... (1903)

by Robley Dunglison

Varicosity. V. conjuncti'vae, cir- sophthalmia. Varicosity. The condition of being varicose. See Varix. Varicot'omy. Cutting operation upon a varix or varicose vein. Varic'ula. Varix of the veins of the conjunctiva. Vari 'ola (vartue, varied, spotted).

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Women's Health (2009)

by Christine Ammer

varicose vein Also varicosity. A permanent bulging or swelling in a vein, most commonly in one or more outer veins that run down the leg just under the skin. It can affect both men and women, but in 434 varicose vein America 1 in 5 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Movement Disorders, Three-Volume Set (2010)

Leaner cerebella exhibit enlarged parallel fiber varicosities synapsing on two or more Purkinje cell dendritic spines along with the typical one-toone spine to varicosity contacts. Leaner Purkinje cells commonly present atrophic dendritic ...

Google previewWalker's Rhyming Dictionary of the English Language (1983)

by Lawrence Hawkins Dawson

Excision oi a varicosity. Vesioot'omy s. Incision oi the bladder. Oneot'omy s. The opening or excision oi a tumour. etc. Sooi'omy s. Dizziness with dimness of sight. lrldot'omy s. Incision oi the iris. Tracheot'omy s. Operation oi cutting an opening ...

Google previewA dictionary of treatment (1920)

including medical and surgical therapeutics by Sir William Whitla

In rrfost instances palliative measures are preferable where the presence of the haemorrhoids is causing little discomfort or loss of blood, and often such treatment by removing the primary cause permits the varicosity to shrivel or wither up.

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Scrabble value of V4A1R1I1C3O1S1I1T1Y4

The value of this 10-letter word is 18 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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